Saturday, January 05, 2013

Cyberflanerie: Gisela Silva, Palo Alto Creepiness, Beniamino Bufano, Kevin Kelly


In Mexico City, photographer Gisela Silva has a beautiful new website. Viva!

In Palo Alto, a super creepy glimpse of the future. (Wonder how long before someone sticks a  cardboard cutout body or tapes a "Kick Me" sign to the back of these?)

From Hillsdale, CA "Shopping Can Be Fun!" an amusing 1950s video that --hang in there, you first have to watch several slooooow takes of whale-like Chevies tooling around the (wow! gee!) extra big parking lot-- features the sculptures of Beniamino Bufano (1898-1970), which have always struck me as a mysteriously powerful combination of Inuit soapstone carvings and a Picasso-like take on Byzantine mosaics.
>Beniamino Bufano on Public Art by Tommy L. Lott
>Mister SF offers multiple links to view Bufano's Bay Area sculptures
>Beniamino Bufano bio at Gallery 444
>Beniamino Bufano by George Rathmell, Nob Hill Gazette, July 2009

Kevin Kelly on The Post-Productive Economy
A blog post featuring a beautiful house that (errr) does not have a toilet.

Kevin Kelly on Better Than Human
The pictures featuring comedian Jimmy Fallon and a dummy are fun but distracting. This is a seriously important essay.
P.S. Yep, the bots are working for me. They are "shelving" and fulfilling orders on my Kindle editions. Download the latest, Podcasting for Writers & Other Creative Entrepreneurs. As for vacuuming, my Roomba didn't really work because the container was too small. Plus it annoyed my dog.

More anon. My Mary Baxter podcast for Marfa Mondays should be up within 24 hours.